Rushmoor Borough Council's Cabinet has agreed the adoption of two newly-amended conservation areas following a public consultation last year.

The Cabinet approved the new Basingstoke Canal and Manor Park conservation areas at its meeting on Tuesday 15 March

The Council ran a public consultation on the proposed changes for six weeks in November and December. 

The reviews form part of the council's overall aim to protect and improve the heritage and character of Aldershot and Farnborough and build on the policies in the Rushmoor Local Plan.  

In the Basingstoke Canal conservation area, the boundary changes reflect changes that have taken place since the conservation area was first made 44 years ago and include the removal of an area now designated as a Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG), which is now owned and managed on behalf of the Land Trust by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership (BVCP).  An area of military land used as hard standing for vehicle storage has also been taken out. 

In Manor Park, two areas of differing characters were removed. These are the Campbell Fields development that was built in the early 2000s on the site of the former Manor Park Girls School, and the Eggars Court and Cherry Lodge developments that were built in the 1970s. 

Rushmoor Borough Council's Cabinet member for Planning and Economy, Councillor Marina Munro, said: "The aim of the review was to ensure that the conservation areas were focused on what required protection and was not protected in any other way. It is good to be bringing our conservation areas up to date to protect our heritage and to make them sustainable for future generations to enjoy the historic heritage and views within them, in keeping with our local plan."

For more details please go to our our conservation area page.

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